The first hearing in the case of New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, who is accused of corruption, will be held on May 6 next year. American TV channel reports this CNBC.
Menendez and his wife, Nadine, are accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to “facilitate” three New Jersey businessmen. The indictment approved by US federal prosecutors states that the couple received bribes not only in cash but also in the form of gold, a luxury car and mortgage payments.
The Menendez family is charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit extortion. Prosecutors allege that the senator used his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to lobby on behalf of business partners for years. Prosecutors also said Menendez secretly acted on behalf of the Egyptian government in exchange for bribes.
The case of the Menendez family and three businessmen who paid bribes will be heard in federal district court in Manhattan. The senator himself denies all corruption charges. He also rejected offers to resign from his colleagues in the Senate.
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